NGC 3198 - Galaxy in Ursa Major

NGC 3198 (also known as Herschel 146) is a barred spiral galaxy lying approximately 47 million light years away in the constelllation of Ursa Major. It was discovered by William Parsons around 1850. It is part of the Virgo Supercluster. Numerous backgound galaxies are visible in this image.
Telescope: APM/LZOS 152mm Refractor
Mount: iOptron CEM 60
Camera: Modified Canon 650D
Exposures: 33 @ 5 min.; ISO 3200; Raw capture

Images were converted in Photoshop. They were aligned and combined in ImagesPlus. The final image was adjusted and slightly cropped in Photoshop. Topaz Detail and DeNoise were applied.

Shot from my backyard observatory in southeastern Minnesota on 3/17/18. Temp: 25F. Seeing was average.

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